Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed Exhibit at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

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Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed Exhibit at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

April 2nd, 2014 - August 17th, 2014
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
973-538-2404
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Event Description

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is currently presenting a new exhibit "Thomas Nast Brings Down Boss Tweed", in the second floor Thomas Nast Gallery. The exhibit features over twenty examples of the political cartoons Thomas Nast created attacking Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. Thomas Nast (1840-1902) is one of the most recognized names in the world of political cartoons. The campaign that contributed most to Thomas Nast's fame was the one he carried on so relentlessly against the Tammany Ring of New York in the 1870s. The target of Nast's attack was "Boss" William M. Tweed (1823-1878), the political leader of New York City's Tammany Hall. Tweed worked his way up from ward politician to become the most powerful political force in the city and state of New York. This exhibit is available to view during touring hours.

The Museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Adults $8; Seniors & Students $6; Children 6 – 12 $4. Members and children under 5 are free.